February 7, 2014

Three Women’s Track Athletes Post ECAC Qualifying Times At David Hemery Valentine Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. - Freshmen Elinor Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) and Sarah Keiran (Rowley, Mass.), and senior Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) each posted ECAC Qualifying times as the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team competed at Boston University's David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

Purrier opened the meet for UNH with a eighth place finish in the one-mile event. The freshman distance runner logged a time of 4-minutes and 43.36-seconds for the Wildcats. The 4:43.36 time was the second fastest mile time in the history of UNH women's track and field.

Sophomore sprinter Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) followed with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash for the Wildcats. Perrodin clocked in at 7.68 seconds for UNH.

The duo of Beattie and Keiran also produced notable performances for UNH. Beattie and Keiran posted ECAC qualifying times in the 3000-meter race. Beattie claimed 38th place in a time of 9:52.50, while Keiran earned 44th in 9:54.42 for the Wildcats.

In the weight throw, senior Bacall Liset (Dover, N.H.) registered a personal best for UNH. Liset launched a throw of 50-feet and 7.50-inches to claim 11th in the event.

The Wildcats return to action Feb. 15 for a tri-meet with Maine and Vermont at the University of Maine Field House in Orono, Maine. For the latest news and info on UNH women's track and field, tune in to www.unhwildcats.com.

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